Friday, 25 March 2011
100 women were recently invited to the Business and Professional Women (BPW) breakfast in Joondalup to celebrate the centenary of International Women’s Day, held at West Coast Institute of Training. Faculty of Business and Law staff members were amongst those invited.
International Women’s Day honours the economic, political and social achievements of women in the past, present and future. It has been celebrated since in the early 1900s, when industrialisation brought great expansion and turbulence in the world, and the traditional role of women in society was challenged.
Senior managers, business owners and other professionals from across Joondalup attended the event, celebrating the diversity of women in the area and the contributions they make.
Janet Simmons, Workplace Opportunities Coordinator for students in the Faculty of Business and Law, attended the breakfast, along with several other ECU staff members.
“The event was a great way to recognise the many achievements of women in the area. I was also pleased to meet others who manage to succeed in their professions, as well as juggling the everyday demands of various other roles and responsibilities in their lives,” she said.Business and Professional Women Joondalup is part of the worldwide organisation working to raise the status of women at local, national and international levels. They actively encourage new members and guests to attend their meetings, held on the second Tuesday of every month.